Nashville hospital's security prevents baby abduction

Police say woman dressed as nurse attempted to leave with child, but security locked down room


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee police say they arrested a woman who dressed like a nurse, entered a hospital maternity room and tried to leave with someone else's baby.

Nashville police said charges were pending against Adriene Johnson, who was in custody.

According to a police report, the 24-year-old entered the maternity room Wednesday wearing medical scrubs and said she needed to check the baby's temperature.

Police said Johnson triggered security measures when she tried to leave with the baby. The room was locked down, and the newborn was handed over to a doctor.

Police said Johnson had been on bond after being arrested Monday and charged with stealing a baby rocker from a Wal-Mart and trying to return it for money.

A message was left with police inquiring whether Johnson had an attorney.


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